EPA, Truck Makers Tout 'Clean Diesel' as Greenhouse Gas Standards Loom

October 20, 2010

With the Obama administration preparing to propose new greenhouse gas efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, the success of U.S. EPA's initiative to reduce conventional diesel pollution suggests that truck makers are up to the new challenge, industry and agency officials said today.

The trucks that were on the market in 1988 produced about 60 times more particulate matter than the new trucks that meet EPA's 2010 emissions standards, truck makers say.


--New York Times